Well-known for its contemporary Japanese cuisine with a progressive menu featuring the finest ingredients, Kikubari is much-frequented by avid foodies. Tucked away on the third floor of DC Mall, this dining haven boasts a modern chic and intimate ambiance while offering a lively journey for the palate that aims to elevate diner’s experience. If you are wondering what to order here, we have got your back! Check out the 3 sumptuous signature dishes that are much-loved by diners here.
1/ Prawns In 2 Ways
The Prawn in 2 Ways is a must-try delight that clearly showcases Kikubari‘s advocate of cooking from nose to tail. After being deep-fried, the prawn heads are placed nicely on a bed of whipped roe, trout roe, prawn-infused cream and beautifully garnished with edible flowers and seaweed strips. The prawn heads are incredibly crispy yet not even a dry texture is found as the cream does an excellent job in keeping them moisturized. The prawn body is turned into an addictive indulgence – lobster roe “patty” deep-fried in Katsu style and stuffed inside a home-baked sandwich with cabbage-slaw and wasabi mayo. An innovative and luscious dish.
Next comes a seductive dish – the Supreme Seafood Capellini. Fine strings of the heavenly delicious angel hair pasta are swirled skilfully and topped with uni, scallop, Arenkha roe, Hojiso and a trio of melt-in-the-mouth gifts of the sea – Amaebi, Botan Ebi and Moruno shrimp which exude sweetness into the pasta. On the side, the Tarabagni (king crab jelly) is a unique ingredient that jazzes up the dish with its sublime flavor. The dish is drizzled with the house secret truffle-konbu sauce which gave the pasta a subtle aroma while making it incredibly smooth.
This Pan Seared Seasonal Japanese Fish is something you should catch an eye on when you come to the restaurant. The fish is seared perfectly to “à point”, in other words, it is cooked to the exact point to still preserve its freshness and juiciness. Only the best-of-the-season fish are chosen and air-flown from Japan to be used for the dish. Crispy outside yet lusciously juicy inside, this extraordinary seared fish is a dish that seafood lovers cannot ignore.
Summer is here and who would resist the best delights of this joyful season of the year? It’s time to revel in seasonal produces before they bid goodbyes! Wondering where to find delectable summer delicacies? We have hand-picked top restaurants that offer summer treats which you definitely should not miss out!
1/ Summer Nights Omakase Menu at Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Looking for a night like no other for this summer? You would not want to forgo a unique experience at Nobu KL! Relish the magnificent view of the city by night with top-notch service while delighting your taste buds with the special Summer Nights Omakase Menu. Featuring world-class cuisine with dishes such as Whitefish New Style Sashimi, Baby Tiger Shrimp Tempura, and Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin exclusively from Monday to Thursday! Priced at RM198++ per person.
Nobu Kuala Lumpur Location: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
2/ Summer Seasonal Menu at Iketeru @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Embrace the sunny summer season at Iketeru @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur! Enjoy authentic Japanese fare filled with limited-time seasonal ingredients featuring Ayu Fish – also known as the Queen of Freshwater Streams, Teppanyaki Awabi to Asparagus Uni Sauce (Grilled Abalone & Asparagus with Sea Urchin Sauce) and many more! Whet your appetite with Omakase 7-Course Set Dinner with choice of Kagami, Suzu or Kaori and selected seasonal items only from RM50 nett!
Iketeru @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur Location: Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
3/ Air-Flown Baby Sweet Fish Chiayu and Nutritious Seasonal Vegetables at Kampachi
Enjoy this eagerly-awaited season at Kampachi by savoring truly authentic Japanese cuisine with ingredients sourced from Japan here! Don’t miss out their Air-FlownBaby Sweet Fish Chiayu (稚鮎) coated with crispy tempura batter served with Matcha Salt for the most authentic taste! Just so you know, this extraordinary dish goes very well with the restaurant’s Junmai Sake! Available from 2nd June – 31 Aug 2019 only!
Kampachi Pavilion Location: Lot 6.09.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Kampachi Plaza 33 Location: P1-02, Level 1, Podium, Plaza 33, No. 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Kampachi EQ Location: Ground Floor, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
As the brainchild of five dynamic individuals behind the vibrant Malaysian-inspired Modern European restaurant Skillet@163, Beta KL offers a menu representing the diverse flavors of Malaysian cuisine, quasi-authentic and yet under-represented at times! Experience a delectable journey across the country in one wholesome meal!
Located at a paradise of tropical surrounds, Pantai Grill is a rustic chic restaurant at The St. Regis Langkawi which is known for their wood-fire grilled choices including fresh seafood and tantalizing premium steaks. Come to the restaurant for an extraordinary gastronomic dining experience amidst the breeze!
Calling for all Spanish tapas lovers! Add some adventure to your next dining or get-together with some of the most popular favorites from Spain such as Pork Cheek with Mashed Potato, Chicken Foie Gras Dip or Grilled Scallop with Garlic and Butter! For a limited time only!
Irish Premium Oyster & Prosecco Weekend Chin Chin Gastropub, George Town
Excite your palate with Irish Premium Oyster of silky-smooth texture and a taste of sweetness. Relish this sumptuous delicacy at Chin Chin Gastropub at only RM7 per piece every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Pair with a bottle of Prosecco only at RM150 per bottle.
Can’t have enough Japanese delights every time you dine out? Here’s a unique chance for you! Enjoy unlimited refillable foods with more than 70 types of delights featuring Sashimi, Maki, Beef Special, Teppanyaki, Tempura and more! Only at RM69.90++ per adult.
Well-known for menus that reflect Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey’s refined repertoire in Japanese cuisine, Babe is definitely a dining haven for a fun approach filled with whimsy and wonderment! Come to the restaurant to get gratified with new delights only for a limited time only!
What’s better than treating yourself to an afternoon surrounded by a minimalist and rustic ambience while reveling in Tacos, Hotdogs, Craft Beers and more? Head to ROOST if you are searching for such experience and satiate your taste buds with luscious dishes made from local sustainable ingredients.
[Jun 29] Hawaiian Night Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Want an escape to a tropical paradise? Look no further than Hawaiian Night for a night filled with great food and peppy ambience! What’s more? Dig into an extensive buffet spread featuring international fare while being entertained by live band performance! Only at RM130 nett per person. Add on RM90 nett for free flow of beer and wine.
Situated in Damansara Heights, PLOY is a dining haven that has been eminent for its Asian dishes with a twist. Diners are spoilt with choices from its built-from-scratch menus featuring more than 60 offerings that span 4 continents and over 35 new and original sauces. I came to PLOY for a family gathering and its modern chic and cozy atmosphere totally won my heart. To be honest, I was quite overwhelmed with the list of delights in the menu and to my relief, the restaurant’s friendly staff had me covered by introducing the top 3 dishes that are loved by frequent diners here!
Image Credit: PLOY
1/ Grilled Lamb Rack
PLOY’s signature Grilled Lamb Rack was my favorite dish of the day! The pieces of flame-grilled New Zealand lamb were presented nicely along with potato gratin, fresh zucchini and tomato salad with a touch of the aromatic and spicy house-made Thai pesto. Just the look itself had already whetted my appetite! To my expectation, the meat was well-cooked with a smoky taste and tender goodness! Delightful in every bite!
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2/ Seared Salmon Nigiri (3 pcs)
The next dish, Seared Salmon Nigiri (3 pcs), was so eye-catching that one would hardly resist. 3 pieces of the high-quality salmon were skilfully torched before being topped with delectable fish roes and special mayo sauce. Their sleek and elegant look immediately got my mouth watered. Melt-in-the-mouth and packed with flavors, the signature dish was a lip-smacking treat for my taste buds!
>> Click here to view this Seared Salmon Nigiri (3pcs)
3/ Black Rice
The last dish that you should keep an eye on is the signature Black Rice! Added with the squid ink, the rice had a unique appearance that would gratify any adventurous foodies. The dish was embellished with seafood, Thai sweet basil and egg yolk perched on top. The rice was excellently seasoned with a briny taste from the fresh seafood and mixed nicely with the egg yolk, making it a tantalizing indulgence.
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Good news! TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find out more about TABLEAPP ELITE Membershipshere!
PLOY Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Another week has come and if you are in search of sumptuous delicacies in town, this is your place to be! Check out the perfect dining destinations for your indulgence this week with our exciting dining news and promos!
Located at Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Aviary Bar is well-known as the surreptitious home of the internationally renowned tiki cocktail – the Jungle Bird. With a modern chic and softly-lit bar area, the restaurant boasts a cozy atmosphere that is perfect for a snug gathering, especially for cocktail enthusiasts alike!
Wondering where to go to sink your teeth in succulent dry-aged steaks and mouth-watering burgers while enjoying the live interactive show kitchen with the top chefs in action? Look no further than KBB Burger & Steaks for this unique experience!
25% Off Brunch Buffet Waterfront Café, Hilton Kuching
Great news is here! Get an exclusive 25% off Brunch Buffet at Waterfront Café @ Hilton Kuching for reservations via TABLEAPP! Titillate your palate with a variety of local Asian dining delights, classic Western favorites and live carving stations on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays! Only until 15th August 2019.
Sea Urchin Promo Yamaguchi Fish Market, Kampung Pandan
Who would resist the melt-in-the-mouth sensation of the gift of the sea? Come to Yamaguchi Fish Market to pamper yourself to the freshest seafood and remember to get 30% off all Sea Urchin A La Carte dishes every Thursday!
If you are into a gastronomic adventure featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine, Kikubari would be the perfect destination you are looking for! Exciting menus filled with wonder and seasonal produce have just boarded the restaurant and you should definitely keep an eye on!
Happy Hour Two-Ox French Bistro Bar, Jalan Doraisamy
What’s better than wrenching your thirst with refreshing cocktails? Head to Two-Ox French Bistro Bar to revel in classic French favorites and Buy 1 Get 1 Free Selected Cocktail including Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri and Mojito. From 4:00pm – 8:00pm on weekdays!
If you are a seafood lover, you would not want to forgo this opportunity to get gratified with an array of fresh seafood and fine wine at Jing Ze! Indulge your taste buds in a 7-course dinner featuring Live Irish Oysters, White Sturgeon Caviar, Loch Duart Salmon and many high-quality plates! Priced at RM180+ per person, add RM50+ per person for wine pairing.
Aviary Bar, previously named Chambers Bar, has been well-known for being the home of the phenomenal tiki cocktail – the Jungle Bird. Situated at Hilton Kuala Lumpur, the softly-lit bar has an elegant curved wall that boasts a modern chic yet cozy atmosphere with skillful mixologists whip up colorful cocktails – a perfect haven for a snug gathering.
With an extensive menu of fine selections of international delights along with champagne, wine, hard liquor and hip, trendy cocktails, Aviary Bar has won the hearts of foodies and cocktail enthusiasts alike. I was thrilled to have a catch up with my friends here last week and of course, I took this opportunity to find out the most-loved delicacies here!
1/ Lamb Koftas + Original Jungle Bird
I couldn’t refrain from the temptation to try the world-famous Original Jungle Bird cocktail. Curated back in the ’70s, this invention has helped put Malaysian cocktail culture on the world map and it is definitely something you would not want to miss out! The drink got my total attention as the liquor elegantly put inside the hollowed-out calamari was lit up, exuding an irresistible fragrance along with the aromatic pineapple slice perched on top. This to-die-for cocktail was incredibly rejuvenating and perfectly paired with the tantalizing Lamb Koftas with Tahini Dressing. The tender lamb meat went well with the nutty Tahini sauce, making it a pleasure in every bite.
The Spicy Falafel + Aviary Tales is something you should keep an eye on! The chef’s signature Spicy Falafel excited my taste buds with a kick thanks to the chili hummus. Grainy and crispy on the outside yet soft and mushy on the inside, this delicacy had my heart skipped a beat! While the taste of the Spicy Falafel was still lingering, I took a sip of the Aviary Tales. Its delicate cucumber taste with a sour note from the lemon juice and the unique flavor from the pineapple juice was refreshing, lip-smackingly complemented the Spicy Falafel. Definitely a combination that never fails to impress.
The final delight is equally impressive which features Prawn Tempura and Malaysian Mule cocktail. The Australian-imported freshwater prawns were coated in an ultralight batter which made them crispy and airy, not to mention their soul-satisfying sweetness. The signature cocktail Malaysian Mule was packed with flavors which mainly came from the fresh lemongrass and kaffir lime juice accompanied with a crisp taste and tangy aroma from the ginger beer. An incredible indulgence for a relaxing day!
Being a Dad is not as easy as it seems! Not only is he a superhero in real life that will always be there to protect you and keep you safe, but Dad also gives you a helping hand when you need and guides you to be a better self with his wise words. This Father’s Day, give your superman a little break and pamper him to the greatest feast because he deserves all the best! Check out our hand-picked list of top restaurants in Klang Valley that would be your perfect spot for Father’s Day celebration!
1/ Treat Your Dad To Sumptuous Ibérico Delights and Get 20% Off On The Ribs at El Ibérico Pavilion
If your super Dad is an avid fan of porcine dishes, he would be delighted with a treat featuring the highly sought-after Ibérico “Black Pig” Pork at El Ibérico! Fully imported from the Iberian Peninsula in Spain, the superb high-quality meat is packed with unique flavors that one could hardly resist. Don’t miss out the special Ibérico Ribs which are marinated 24 hours with fine ingredients and the great news is all Dads will get 20% off on the ribs!
Time: 16th June 2019 Location: Level 4, Lot C4.05.01, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
2/ A Complimentary A5 Kagoshima Wagyu For Your Superhero at Babe!
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and indulge your Dad in something unique for this Father’s Day? You won’t want to forgo a dining experience filled with whimsy and wonderment at Babe! Featuring modern Japanese tapas, the restaurant offers a menu that reflects a refined repertoire in Japanese cuisine, Spanish tapas and food science with most of the produce grown at the in-house rooftop garden. A unique gift for Fathers on this special occasion – all Dads enjoy an A5 Kagoshima Wagyu dish (T&Cs apply)!
Time: 16th June 2019 Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
3/ Special Spanish Delights and Free Beer For Dads at Tapas Club Pavilion
How about pampering Dad to the classic richness of Spanish flavors at Tapas Club Pavilion? Well-known for its authentic Spanish tapas, heirloom fresh produce and home-like recipes with most of the produce sourced locally, Tapas Club would be your perfect destination on this Father’s Day! The restaurant has prepared 2 exclusive treats featuring Pork Knuckle and Roast SpringChicken only for this special occasion. What’s more? Dads can enjoy free beer (T&Cs apply)!
Time: 15th & 16th June 2019 Location: Lot 07.01.01, Level 7, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
4/ An Exquisite 3-Course Degustation Menu at Horizon Grill @ Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
What would be better than letting your great man revel in the breath-taking views of the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur from the 58th floor while exciting the taste buds with a gourmet dinner curated by the top chefs? Show your appreciation by bringing Dad to Horizon Grill @ Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur for a delicious 3-course degustation menu of dishes featuring premium ingredients.
Time: 10th – 16th June 2019 Price: RM238 nett per person / Add on RM108 nett per person for wine pairing and 25% off on selected beverages menu. Location: Level 58, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
5/ Have a Memorable Father’s Day Feast Lunch with Your Greatest Man at Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur
Situated within the sophisticated settings of the swanky new W Hotel, Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur’s chic interior offers an ambiance that radiates style and comfort. The modern French 70-seater dining haven is helmed by top chefs who showcase their Michelin-starred cuisine and unparalleled cooking skills on every dish. What to expect on this Father’s Day? Feast on the Freshly Shucked Oysters Special de Geay accompanied by the quintessential shallot vinaigrette and lemon, 48-hour Slow Roasted Beef Striploin, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Bone Marrow and a choice of Chocolate and Whisky or Coffee and Cream.
Time: 16th June 2019 Price: RM228++ per person Location: Level 8, W Kuala Lumpur, 121 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
6/ Father’s Day European Specials at Graze @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur
If your Dad loves European delicacies with the finest cuts of meat and seasonal produce, don’t miss out this opportunity to gratify his palate with a 4-course set menu at Graze @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur! Enjoy a wide array of hot and cold starters, fine selections of succulent meat and a variety of sweet bites. With classic dishes that deliver bold and robust flavors, this special treat would be something your Dad would ask for! Better yet, stand a chance to win interesting prizes during the lucky draw session.
Time: 16th June 2019 Location: Level 5, Mezzanine Floor, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
7/ Special Delights and Free Oysters for Dads at Southern Rock Seafood
Well-known for its high-quality imported seafood, Southern Rock Seafood is definitely the place to be for any seafood lovers. Come to the restaurant on this special day to treat your Dad to sumptuous Brunch specials along with Seafood on the Barbie, Mussels, Prawns Platters, Whole Fish and more while being entertained by live music performed by Klang River Band! Dads will get free 3 oysters as well!
Time: 16th June 2019 Location: 34, Jalan Kemuja, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
8/ Father’s Day Special Set Menu at Ishin Japanese Dining
A treat at the multi-award winning restaurant Ishin Japanese Dining would be perfect if your Dad is into Japanese cuisine! For this special occasion, the restaurant offers a 5-course set menu with lip-smacking delights which will sure to satiate his craving! Indulge in Steamed Snow Crab Chawanmushi, Hokkaido Uni, Tepanyaki or Nabemono Lobster Butter Yaki with Peas Sprout and more incredible treats!
Time: 16th June 2019 Price: RM158++ per person Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
9/ Special Father’s Day Feast For Your Unique Celebration at PLOY!
How about titillating your Dad’s taste buds with Modern Asian cuisine embracing Asian spices in not-so-Asian dishes? On this unique occasion, the restaurant has curated 2 set menus featuring exquisite delights! Enjoy dishes such as Forbidden Salad, Para Para Sakura, Black Rice, Wagyu Emperor Mantao, Japanese Curry Katsu and other delectable specialties that will ensure a memorable gathering.
Time: 10th – 16th June 2019 Price: RM288++ for 4 persons / RM499++ for 8 – 10 persons. Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
10/ Free Flow of Beer and Gift Worth RM464 per Set for Fathers at The Steakhouse
The 40-seater steak joint along Changkat Bukit Bintang has been a go-to place for any steak lovers who love to indulge in Josper Charcoal-Grilled Pure Angus Beef, fine choices of steak cuts and other all-time favorite Western classics. What’s more to expect? Celebrate Father’s Day at the restaurant and your Dad will have a free flow of beer and a complimentary gift worth RM464 per set!
Time: 15th – 16th June 2019 Location: 48, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Want to relish Japanese buffet featuring a wide selection of great foods including Shabu-Shabu, Oden, Tempura and Sushi? Head to Shabu X to satiate your craving! Offering up to 7 selections of broths with the flavorsome Signature Tori Paitan Broth, the restaurant would be your next go-to destination!
What’s better than treating yourself to classic burgers and handcrafted cocktails while being entertained by fabulous music performance? Hard Rock Cafe has your every need covered! Located at the ground floor of the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel Penang, this famous cafe is a place you should keep an eye on.
Enjoy a unique promotion for your awesome Syawal celebration at Positano Risto Publika while exciting your taste buds with authentic Italian dishes. Dine in a group of 4 or more and get a free Italian Lamb Shank Rice Platter worth RM100! Only from 7th to 23rd June 2019 (T&C applies).
Burgers Promo Cellar Door, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Sink your teeth into 5 drool-worthy mini burgers made of premium ingredients around the world and pair with 1 soft drink or Tiger beer only from RM50 nett! What’s more? You can stand a chance to win a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur! (T&Cs apply)
Cocktails Promo The Rum Bar KL, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Come to The Rum Bar KL for a great night out with fine spirits paired with sumptuous foods. Good news for speak-easy hunters and cocktail enthusiasts alike, wrench your thirst with wonderful cocktails featuring Trinidad Royale and Honeysuckle Daiquiri only at RM40+!
Calling for all porcine fans! The highly sought-after Olive-fed pork steak is finally available at ANTE! Tender and smooth in every bite along with buttery texture and one-of-a-kind flavors, this incredible pork steak is a true gem which pork lovers should not forgo!
Dig into a night of wonder at Babe as a multi-sensational gastronomy experience is awaiting you! Titillate your palate with an experimental menu filled with Umami and Smoke flavors including dishes such as Unagi Terrine, Tenshi no Ebi Nigiri and more. From 7:30pm onwards at RM280++ per person.
Located at the one-century-old heritage building Old Malaya, Pier 12 Seafood Tavern has been a go-to destination for patrons to enjoy seafood with a combination of Eastern and Western flavors from different corners of the world. In addition to its dining area downstairs, the tavern-like dining setting upstairs with a great view of the KL tower from the balcony would definitely make seafood lovers want to drop their anchor!
As an avid fan of Old Malaya, I was excited when my friend invited me to Pier 12 Seafood Tavern. Of course, I didn’t miss out this chance to get to know the 3 much-loved dishes here!
1/ Garlic Chilli Crab
The first dish, Garlic Chilli Crab, was presented unpretentiously with a whole crab in garlic and chili oil yet enough to trigger my involuntary salivation. The dish exuded distinct flavors thanks to its fusion blend of Spanish olive oil, garlic, chili flakes and a hint of Japanese soy sauce. I dipped the Chinese mantou served along into the sauce to soak up all the goodness from this dish while relishing the fresh and flavorsome meat of the nicely-cooked crab. The dish is definitely something you should keep an eye on!
Next comes the Tandoori Flavored Halibut Fish Fillet, another dish with its flavors do all the talking! Imported all the way from Spain, the Halibut Fish Fillet is well-seasoned with fine spices and pan-fried until perfection. The moist yet firm flesh was enough to satiate my palate, not to mention its unique taste that made the dish totally drool-worthy. Served with the homemade cucumber raite, this aromatic tandoori delight is simply irresistible.
The final dish that got my attention was this Poached Butter Fish Medallions. Stuffed with spinach and mushroom, the fish was meticulously poached until it reached the perfect tenderness yet not flaky at all. I had to give it up to the chef as it would require great cooking skills to maintain the texture of this delicate fish. A touch of the red bell pepper sauce was added and it totally enhanced the toothsome poached fish. A dish that would make you come back for more!